View Amendment Current Amendment: 8 to Bill 3247 Rep. J.E. SMITH proposes the following Amendment No. 8 to H. 3247 (COUNCIL\MS\3247C011.MS.AHB13):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting SECTION 1 in its entirety and inserting:

/ SECTION      1.      Section 1-7-330 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

     "Section 1-7-330. (A)      The solicitors shall attend the courts of general sessions for their respective circuits. Preparation of the dockets for general sessions courts shall be exclusively vested in the circuit solicitor and the solicitor he shall determine the order in which cases on the docket are called for trial. Provided, however, that no later than seven days prior to the beginning of each term of general sessions court, the solicitor in each circuit shall prepare and publish a docket setting forth the cases to be called for trial during the term. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the circuit solicitor's ability to administer the general sessions court docket shall not interfere with the court's ability to safeguard a litigant's rights. And, if a motion of any kind is filed, the court must hear the motion no later than the next term of criminal court. Nothing in this section limits the court's authority to grant a continuance for good cause." /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.